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Amanda is a chestnut Quarter Horse mare, born in 1984. She belonged to the founder of our program and has been working as a therapy horse since Manes & Motions began in 1999. Her smooth and steady gaits are a true asset for riders working towards independence.
Bella is a 15 hand Paint mare born in 2005. She has a wonderful temperament and loves attention from people. Bella is also the most colorful horse in our program. Her walk is very forward and provides beneficial movement for her riders.
Cisco is a 15.3 hand Quarter Horse gelding born in 1997. He was living in a pasture with cows prior to coming to Manes & Motions in 2001. Cisco took a liking to his job as a therapy horse and is a favorite among many riders and volunteers. He was Manes & Motions Horse of the Year in 2009.
Impressheiress, better known as Hershey Kisses is a bay Quarter Horse mare born in 1995. She was purchased with a grant received in 2007. Hershey has a stocky, muscular build and very smooth gait. She rides English and western and loves going for trail rides. She was Manes & Motions Horse of the Year in 2008.
Oreo Cookie is a Draft Horse Cross born in 1991. We refer to her as a "horse of a different color". She is mostly black during the winter months and then becomes mostly grey with black spots when her winter coat sheds out in the spring. She has a nice forward walk, which provides three dimensional movement for her riders..
All the Kings Gold, better known as Ransom is a 16 hand chestnut Quarter Horse gelding born in 1992. His previous careers were as a show and lesson horse. Ransom is very tolerant and patient as our riders learn to tap into his talents. He is the largest horse in our program but as gentle as they come.
Rosie is an aged, 13.2 hand, Red Roan Pony. She is the smallest member of our herd and the perfect mount for many of our small riders. She was a lesson pony before coming to Manes & Motions in 2006, and she has taught many beginner riders. Her pace is slow and steady in the arena but she loves to kick up her heels out in the pasture when she's done working.
Tytan's Premiere Son, "Tytan" for short, is a 14.3 hand, black, Quarter Horse gelding born in 2000. He was purchased in 2010 through a generous grant from the Greater Hartford Jaycees. His quiet temperament and love for attention make him a great addition to our program.
Wylie is a 15.1 hand sorrel Quarter Horse gelding born in 1994. He joined our herd in 2011 and is on a free lease. He rides English and Western and has competed successfully in shows, team penning, hunter paces and loves going out on the trails. Wylie has been trained with Natural Horsemanship methods and knows a few tricks that he likes to show off during tours and field trips.